The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers

Americans love hamburgers – we each eat an average of three a week. But what are the hidden costs?

Can Renewables Save India’s Failing Grid?


As India picks apart the reasons for the crippling blackout, analysts see an opportunity to talk renewables.

Maps: The Secrets Drillers Can Hide About the Fracking in Your Backyard


State-by-state analysis shows natural gas drillers can keep almost everything about their operation secret.

Is the Natural Gas Industry Buying Academics?


Authors of pro-fracking studies are coming under fire for their cozy relationships with the fossil fuel industry.

U.S. Drought Could Cause Global Unrest

Aerial view of drought-affected farmland near Strasburg, Colorado, on July 21, 2012. USDA/Lance Cheung/Flickr

While the United States is relatively insulated from food price increases, for people in developing countries, high prices are a catastrophe.


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